Ellen Irene Paitz passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 9:37 p.m. at Addington Place of Edwardsville. She was 80 years old.
Mrs. Paitz was born on February 6, 1943, in Litchfield the daughter of Harold Edmond Eames and Minnie Martha Whitehouse. She attended Zion Lutheran Grade School and Staunton High School. She attended Gradwohl School of Laboratory Technique in St. Louis, Missouri and after graduation worked as a medical lab technician. Mrs. Paitz was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton. She married Jacob Paitz in St. Louis on August 28, 1965, and he preceded her in death on October 8, 2013.
Mrs. Paitz is survived by her sons, Jacob Brian (Lauri) Paitz of Maryville and Roy Jeffrey (Tracy) Paitz of St. Charles, MO; a brother, Roy (Kathy) Eames of Osage Beach, MO; four granddaughters, Kylee (Keith) Vierling of St. Charles, MO, Stephanie (Christian) Bosaw of St. Jacob, Sarah (fiancé David) Paitz of Maryville, and Audrey Paitz of Seattle, WA; two grandsons, Daniel and Timothy Paitz of Troy; and a great-grandson, Graham Vierling of St. Charles, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Minnie Eames, and her husband, Jacob Paitz.
Memorials are suggested to St. Judes Hospital. Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.